Agapanthus 'Northern Star' (PBR)

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Buy Agapanthus 'Northern Star' (PBR) African lily: One of the hardier agapanthus

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil (or John Innes no. 3 compost for containers)
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to August
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need protection in winter)

    Large, rounded umbels of star-like, violet-blue flowers, which have a darker purple stripe down the centre of each recurved tepal, appear prolifically in summer. 'Northern Star' is one of the hardier agapanthus, while the deciduous foliage has a dark violet-blue flush at its base.

  • Garden care: Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser throughout the growing season. Towards the end of September ease back on the watering and feeding of plants in containers to allow the foliage to toughen up. Keep reasonably dry during the winter and protect the crowns with a dry mulch in the autumn. Divide plants that have become too big in spring.

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Disappointing. Did not flourish

3

Plant in border but it struggled this season. Growth was weak not upright. Hope they will do better next summer.

Agedp

London

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Stunning colour

5

These Agapanthus flowered late but the flowers have lasted ages.

Bob

Worcester

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Accurate description and a very good buy.

5

Attractive plants that do their job well. A very attractive low growing plant.

The gardner

KT1 2UB

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I would buy this product again.

5

Agapanthus 'Northern Star' is a rich, deep purple. Flowers are showy and last 8 weeks, with further interest in the seed heads. It definitely has the 'wow' effect, enhancing patios or giving extra structure to flower beds. It does not like to be disturbed, so once planted, either in a pot or bed, leave it well alone. Easily split once every 3-5 years, if clumps become too big.

Lucinda Collison

Cambridgeshire

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My fault no flowers

5

I bought the agapanthus 'Northern Star' for a new border that I was creating. The soil was originally heavy clay but I have put in garden manure and fresh top soil. The Northern Star arrived and was immediately planted. It was a healthy specimen and gave lovely flowers the first year but for the last 2 years it has a profusion of leaves but no flowers. I have read that I need to contain the roots system, perhaps dig it up and replant it in a large pot then bury this in the garden. It remains a very lucrative and healthy plant.

Tess

Cambridge

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Delighted with this plant

5

Beautiful deep colour

None

Greater London

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Always healthy plants, well package and speedy delivery.

5

I bought 3 of these from Crocus and 3 from another well-known nursery. Crocus's plants were much healthier. It's too soon this year tosay how they performed but they're already pushing through and it's been a horrible Spring so far. Written in early April 2018.

Marigold

West Modlands

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As always, a very healthy plant that looks stunning in bloom

5

In a border

Abf

yorkshire

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Healthy plants

5

Healthy plant. Quick delivety

Blik

London

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